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A ‘benevolent’ person is someone disposed to doing good. The term can also be applied to something, such as a charitable organization, which is designed for the purpose of doing good. It has very positive connotations, and while a benevolent act may not always be helpful, it is always done with the best of intentions.
A benevolent fund has been set up to provide aid to those affected by the recent earthquake.
Kevin has always been skeptical of corporate benevolence. He thinks it’s just for the sake of PR.
The King has total control in that country, but his people are very happy because he exercises his power benevolently.